OH HELP PLEASE!!!!!

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  1. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to raising peafowl and I have a pair of peas a white female and a bs male....well....monday my hen was really REALLY elusive.....then yesterday I didn't see her at all!!! her mate has been calling for her all day yest and now has taken up to following and herding with my turkeys.....I don't see any pile of feathers anywhere on my property and I don't know if something got her or if she has gone broody and is setting a nest.....in April she tried to make a nest on top of my RV shed ab out 30ft in the air....please help me....I don't know what to do or where to look for her.....
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I could not begin to tell you but the only hen i got left sitting started the middle of last month and none of my hens are laying anymore, all mine free range.
    do you have neighbors close by that might be feeding her? or mabe have bird feeders out?
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  3. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK....so she has showed up just a few minutes ago and she is all poofy!!! all her neck feathers are raised but other then that she is not damaged in any way....she is flying and it looks like the feathers on her underside are ruffled as if she was setting a nest.......she hasn't found her mate yet and she is calling for him but he is hiding from her.....is this normal broody behavior??!?!?
     
  4. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no neighbors......and I dont know what is going on as there is not much on the net to answer my questions.....I thought they only went broody in the spring.....like I sd before this is my first time with peafowl......and I have no clue what I am doing!!
     
  5. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and if she does have a nest where do I even begin to look.....in the trees....on the ground?>?!?!??! HELP PLEASE!!!
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Is she still wet from the dew?
    I could not begin to tell you were to look without living on your place, i can find any nest my peas lay or sit but it takes time and lots of patients sometimes and other times it is easy, she could be any where and if she knows you are watching her she most likely will walk around for an hour if she is just now starting to sit or lay eggs, if she has been sitting she will want to get back to them eggs within 15 to 30 minutes at least that is what i have observed here with my 12 hens
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    PS the one place she will not be is in a tree [​IMG]
     
  8. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you and yes she did look wet!!!! interesting!!!! and there is no way in the world I will be able to find her nest.....she came up from the back of my property and it is all woods back there.....surely she will pick a great hiding spot....I am just praying that nothing eats her.....so you deff think she is nesting??!?
     
  9. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Hi there, definitely sounds like she is on a nest. When I used to free range mine that is exactly how they looked when they would get off the eggs to eat and drink, they would show up all puffed up and honking. It is not too late in the season for this, I currently have 4 hens laying and 12 eggs sitting here as I really do not want any late chicks. I had a hen hatch eggs in September several years ago. You will need to be sneaky and just follow her back the next time she takes a break, it is the only way to find the nest. Good luck!
     
  10. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long does it take for them to hatch??
     

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